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Catalog 2015-16 
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Studio Production, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Studio Production

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses .

Fall Semester Year 1*

Spring Semester Year 1

  • 3 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences 3 Credits.
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
  • Program Elective (MCOM 170  recommended) 3 Credits.

Fall Semester Year 2

  • 3 Credit(s).
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Biological and Physical Sciences with lab 4 Credits.
  • Gen. Ed. Elective - Social and Behavioral Science 3 Credits.
  • Program Requirement: Two-Semester Sequence - First course in sequence 3 Credits.
  • Program Elective 3 Credits.

Spring Semester Year 2


General Education - 34-36 Credits

General Education Requirements:

General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One course must be a Diversity course.

Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.


  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology 3 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s).
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 21-24 Credits

Program Requirements:

Two-Semester Sequence

Required two semester sequence:

Critical Thinking

Choose one from this list:

Program Electives:

Select 15 credits from the following Communications courses. Select additional courses if needed to reach 60 credits.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60 min.*


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.

**Indicates a General Education Elective

Depending on the General Education electives completed, more than 15 credits of Electives may be needed in order to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.

Suggested courses for Studio Production degree:

  • MCOM 111
  • MCOM 135
  • MCOM 149
  • MCOM 150
  • MCOM 170
  • MCOM 231

Students are encouraged to take MCOM 111  as their first Mass Communication class.

Transfer Pattern Description

This degree pattern is designed for students who wish to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in Mass Communication or a related field. Some baccalaureate institutions vary in their requirements. The student is advised to consult with the program advisor. If the transfer institution is known, the pattern of courses may be adjusted to meet that institution’s requirements. Students should be aware that some MCOM course offerings are campus-specific. Studio production facilities are located on the Essex campus.

The Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences, Studio Production Transfer Pattern helps prepare students interested in pursuing careers in studio production, film, electronic media and broadcasting.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. identify a variety of media distribution systems (books, newspapers, magazines, recordings, graphic novels, television, film, and digital media ) in terms of historic significance, audience, regulations, corporate structures, and career opportunities;
  2. examine the history of motion pictures as powerful form of mass communication while covering the development of film techniques and the evolution of popular movie genres;
  3. explore the environment of a television studio while providing students “hands-on” experience with technical equipment and aesthetic design in pre-production, production and post-production of  video presentations;
  4. recognize, define, and describe the terminology and various formats associated with script writing for television and film as well as produce an original script;
  5. learn the techniques, duties, and tasks of the radio and television announcer with emphasis is placed on acquiring skills in analysis of copy, interpretation, and communication in a variety of speaking roles;
  6. compare how each of the various media delivery systems requires attention to message and audience; 
  7. identify audience demographics and match distribution systems and messages to each audience; 
  8. incorporate effective research practices to gather information and synthesize the appropriate information relevant to the specialization of the student’s studies; and
  9. demonstrate through written skills, oral or signed communication an understanding of effective staging of visual composition.

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